Sydney is a very cosmopolitan place and millions of people visit each year to check out the various attractions available. One of the great things about Sydney is that you don’t always have to spend money to enjoy yourself. Here are just a few of the free things you can do whilst in Sydney.
You can go for a leisurely stroll across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and take in the sites and views while you walk. There’s a specific walking path so you’re not in any danger from the vast numbers of vehicles that travel the Bridge on a daily basis.
The Rocks is another great place to walk. You can go on your own or participate in an organised walk with a tour guide but that will cost you money. Either way, there’s plenty to do as you check out some of the historic pubs, churches and buildings along the route. The Rocks also hosts the market on the weekend and the Farmers’ Market on Fridays.
In the summer months, you can also check out the Rocks Markets by Moonlight that starts at 5.30pm and offer a wide range of free entertainment, food and music and quality goods on offer to browse or make your purchases.
Darling Harbour is a popular free hotspot for visitors and locals with its variety of free entertainment including outdoor shows, buskers and various annual events including concerts and fireworks displays. Of course, you can simply pick a spot, sit and relax and enjoy the water and activities going on around you as well.
Feel free to explore the long-running Paddy’s markets in two city locations. You can simply browse or snap up some bargains while checking out the assortment of goods on offer. The markets are only open on the weekends but you could easily spend all day going from stand to stand to see everything on offer. From the ordinary to the bizarre, Paddy’s Markets have everything for you to enjoy.
If you want to feel like you’re in Las Vegas, check out Star City’s Casino. Entry is free and you don’t have to spend money to have fun. You can watch others gamble their hard earned dollars on the exciting games of chance and win or lose vast sums of money in an instant. Of course, if you’re tempted to spend a little money…well that’s another story entirely.
Sydney has lots of terrific galleries and museums you can check out for free. Some also have free guided tours. You can choose from The Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales or the Australian National Maritime Museum just to name a few.
Of course, no visit would be complete without checking out the Sydney Opera House. It may cost you money to see a show there but you can simply walk around the exterior, climb the 182 steps for a little exercise, enjoy a picnic lunch while sitting on the grass nearby and enjoy the spectacular views at the same time.
Sydney is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. You don‘t have to spend money to enjoy yourself. So if you’re on a tight budget, consider some of these offerings as well as the many others available to you while visiting this amazing city